The Classic Horror Campaign was set up to persuade the BBC to bring back their iconic Saturday night classic horror double bills which were so popular on television in the seventies and early eighties. We host a regular series of classic horror double bill screenings in London at the Roxy Bar & Screen and recently organised the hugely successful Frighten Brighton Classic Horror Film Festival on the U.K.’s south coast. We aim to continue celebrating cult films and bringing classic horror to the masses!
Another month has past and the reprobates of Kim Newman’s Video Dungeon are clamouring at their jail cell doors to escape into your DVD players again.
This month brings genre draining lost footage wannabes, film-noir re-imaging and car morphing squids, yes you read the last one correctly, car morphing squids! Also, as usual we will have Kim’s breakout release to see what he deems should be let out on decent society.
So head on side for the full horror of Kim Newman’s Video Dungeon for the coming month.
Again you lucky people in old London town have another great screening laid on for you by those great guys at Cigarette Burns Cinema.
This time round, they bring you a double feature of televisions gone mad, with RINGU and POLTERGEIST at the world famous Prince Charles Cinema at their hallowed screens in Central London.
So head inside for all the details you need.
One of my all time favourite of all time, I watched this one I was a kid and to my surprise, I enjoyed it as much as the first time, even after all those years.
On vacation, the composer John Russell and his family are the victims of an accident that claims the lives of his wife and daughter. Grieving, John, decides to rent an old Mansion. The house seems perfect and everything that John needs to write music and forget about the past. But, and there is a but… he is not alone.
Three stories from the master of the macabre, Edgar Allen Poe, are brought together by three of the most well known and influential directors of their time, Federico Fellini, Louis Malle and Roger Vadim, to create collection of short stories that will have you perplexed, spooked and intrigued.
Along with the heavy hitters of the directing world they are also joined by icons of stage and screen from the era, Brigitte Bardot, Terence Stamp and Jane Fonda to name but three bring their skills to this project.
So with this wealth of talent to behold and the works of Poe on show, does Spirits of the Dead stand up to today’s audiences or is it a piece of its time? Head on in to find out.
Call it a sequel, call it a re-make, call it a stand-alone film, call it whatever you like but Evil Dead 2 is still one of the daddies of the horror genre. A culmination of raw talent, smart ideas, excellent execution and Ash, Evil Dead 2 is the business.
Our hero Ash, returns or continues or whatever his duel with the Candarian demons or deadites, in the follow-up to Sam Raimi’s classic Evil Dead. Surviving the first night against the forces of evil, can Ash survive again and stop these horrors from hell? Of course he can, it’s Ash and it’s going to be groovy. Head on in if you dare.
It’s coming around again so soon? Kim Newman’s Video Dungeon is open once again to take in another bunch of inmates that dare to show their faces on the shiny silver disc. This month has a slight antipodean flavour as those folks from down-under delivers a barbie filled with cannibles and loony trucks.
Kim also serves up a helping of nature on the rampage and haunting a plenty in this months Dungeon, not forgetting his Dungeon Breakout release.
There are many other films that have been reviewed by Kim, which can be found in the October issue of Empire Magazine (uk).